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Car hit by freight train in Durham

Posted February 3, 2011 11:06 a.m. EST
Updated February 3, 2011 11:17 a.m. EST

— Durham police said that a woman tried to drive around crossing arms at a railroad track before her car was struck by a freight train Thursday morning.

A 2000 Toyota Camry was struck by a CSX train while going east along N.C. Highway 54, near N.C. Highway 55, around 10:30 a.m., police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said. The Camry driver, a 45-year-old woman, was not injured.

The train was going about 10 mph and struck the front passenger side of the car, Michael said.

She said that a preliminary investigation showed that the crossing arms had been lowered before the wreck.